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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Landmark Inn Celebrates Independence Day

By José Zapata, Landmark Inn State Historic Site manager

Landmark Inn staff participated in Castroville’s 10th Annual Independence Day Parade by pitching in and working on the float over a period of three weeks. The float, a cardboard replica of the original Vance Hotel with the water tower in the back, was constructed with a variety of leftover cardboard, PVC pipes, string, and bailing wire.

This year’s parade featured fire trucks, color guards, school bands, antique cars, and floats from nearby communities. The Inn’s Maintenance Supervisor, Glenn Nuyttens, drove the tractor that pulled the float and Office Manager Sadie Torres distributed sweets to the children.

**Landmark Inn is located in Castroville, one block west of the Medina River bridge at the corner of Florence Street and Hwy. 90 in the Texas Hill Country Trail Region.

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